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Harley-Davidson® 20.5 New Model Release

04 February 2020

Harley-Davidson® 20.5 New Model Release

Fat Boy®  Anniversary - $35,995 Rideaway

Harley-Davidson® celebrates an icon with the introduction of the Fat Boy® 30th Anniversary Limited Edition motorcycle. Cloaked in dark finishes with bronze highlights and powered by a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine, production of the 30th Anniversary Fat Boy will be limited to 2,500 models, each serialized with a number plate affixed to the fuel tank console.

Birth of an Icon

Introduced in 1989 as a 1990 model, the original Fat Boy was designed by legendary Harley­ Davidson stylists Willie G. Davidson and Louie Netz and combined a fresh, contemporary look with classic Harley-Davidson styling cues. To achieve a "milled from billet" look the motorcycle was finished in monochromatic Fine Silver Metallic with a matching powder coated frame, and rolled on aliminium disc wheels - the rear exposed by the Softail chassis - that would become the defining characteristic of the Fat Boy model. The look was beefy for the time, from the fat front tyre covered with a trimmed fender to the wide handlebar and a seven-inch headlamp in a massivechromehousingperchedonapolishedFL-stylenacelle.Davidsondesignedthewinged tank logo, which has been an enduring feature of the Fat Boymodel

In 1991 the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle entered popular culture with its featured appearance in the motion picture "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," in which actor Arnold SchwarzeneggerridesaFatBoymotorcyclethroughLosAngelesinadramaticchasescene.The movie was a global sensation, helping cement the Fat Boy model as an iconic representative of the Harley-Davidson brand on an internationalscale.

About That Name

Only Harley-Davidson would have the confidence to name a motorcycle Fat Boy. Here's how it happened, according to an account by Willie G. Davidson from his book "100 Years of Harley­ Davidson":

"You're probably wondering how we came up with a name like "Fat Boy," and I've heard a lot of tales about this, nearly all of which are untrue. Here's the real story: it's tough to come up with names that will be popular on the street. We always have to ask ourselves, "What's the street going to name this?" and work from there. We were looking for something unusual and maybe even a little irreverent, because there's something sort of cool about poking fun at your products fromtimetotime.Tome,andtoalotofotherinsiderswho'dseenit,thebikehadamassive"fat" look. So, the folks in marketing came up with the name "Fat Boy" - and the street picked itup."

The Fat Boy model received regular styling updates until 2018, when an all-new Fat Boy model was rolled out on the reinvented Softail chassis, powered by the Milwaukee-Eight engine. The current Fat Boy model turns up the volume on all of the distinctive Fat Boy cues, from the aliminiumdiscwheelstothemassiveheadlampandnacelle.TheFatBoyremainsoneofthemost physically imposing motorcycles in the Harley-Davidsonportfolio.

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CVO Road Glide®   - $55,995 Rideaway

The Harley-Davidson® CVO Road Glide® motorcycle returns as a mid-year addition to the 2020 portfolio of limited-production, super-premium motorcycles from the Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations program. The CVO Road Glide offers the ultimate combination of premier style, thrilling performance, and ride-enhancing technology in a Touring motorcycle for customers who only settle for the best-of-the-best.

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Road Glide® Special - Eagle Eye Custom Colour- $40,045 Rideaway

Adding to the colour of this mid-year release comes the stunning Eagle Eye custom colour on the Road Glide® Special. With limited numbers this motorcycle will not be around for long.

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